Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery

Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery: Hours, Address, Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery Reviews: 4/5

Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery

Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Thornbury Cider and Brew House offers tasting flights of our popular Thornbury Cider, Thornbury Beer or wines from our parent company, Colio Estate Wines. Painstakingly crafted in small batch lots and made from locally sourced apples, our Thornbury Premium Craft Cider is the best-selling brand in Ontario! Our Cider taps feature our Premium Craft Cider as well as our Cranberry, Blueberry-Elderflower and Blood Orange Apple Ciders. The beer taps feature our Dam Dark Lager, Ladder Run Amber Lager, Pickup 26 Pilsner and Thornbury Light Lager. New Cider and Beer innovations are released regularly throughout the year, so there is always something interesting and fresh to try! We also offer a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice for non-drinkers and children. Our Experience Room features colourful murals of the cider and beer-making processes and is available to rent for groups, meetings and parties. Our large deck is open year round. Come by and check us out!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kasra Z
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
Great ciders, lots of unique and interesting flavours and combinations. Nice location and building. Friendly staff and good service.
Written November 4, 2021
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kasrazo, We very much appreciate your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please visit again soon!
Written December 7, 2021
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Alicia D
London, Canada443 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We had a great experience here, despite being short staffed and suffering through a broken fridge the night before - Chad was so kind and accommodating. He answered all of our questions and made the best of a bad situation. He was working with one other person and they were super busy our entire time there - but he made the time to make our visit great. He recommended a great cider for me to try (although I wanted the sweetest one - he said that one may be too much for a whole pint) he was correct. We ended up buying lots of products to take home because of his suggestions. Thank you, Chad! One of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the makeshift charcuterie and sausage roll, but most of all we enjoyed the great service!
Written August 15, 2021
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Alicia, Thanks so much for the kind words. Chad is absolutely a star and we are lucky to have him. I will make sure that he sees your complimentary comments. I am glad to hear that he made your experience with us so positive. We look forward to being able to host you again.
Written September 3, 2021
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Lisa H
3 contributions
Aug. 2021
I arrived at Thornbury on Sunday August 8th, after driving 30 minutes from another cidery and calling to ask if the deck was open for samplings. I briefly spoke to a female staff who encouraged us to have a seat on the patio. A young man approached us and stated the patio was closed although other patrons were on the deck. I asked why and he said because it's raining. The patio was open for another hour and there was no rain falling at the time. He told us unapologetically that we could get cider to go. Incredulously, I just stared. We got up and left.
I have enjoyed this cider for years and was quite excited to visit. I had just experienced a wonderful time at Duntroon Cidery with gracious and welcoming staff.
I reached out to the manager without response two days ago, so I write this negative review.
Written August 11, 2021
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I am disappointed to hear of your negative experience. Unfortunately, as we are only able to offer outdoor dining at this time and have limited tables with full weather coverage, we are very dependent on weather. I can confirm that the lower patio (which is entirely uncovered) was indeed closed at 3pm on the afternoon of August 8th. When this happens we do allow guests who have already been seated to complete their experience, should they desire, after the patio is officially closed. If the rain is intermittent or light we are also able to often continue serving the portion of the tables on the upper patio that are covered from the weather. We are unfortunately not able to serve the lower patio during or immediately after rain, as the water on the stairs is a safety issue for our staff. Obviously, this information should always be conveyed to customers with the utmost kindness and regret. I am unfortunately a bit confused by your description of events as I have not received any email about this incident and we also did not have any male staff serving on that day. Would you be able to describe the individual who communicated this information to you? I would like to follow up with our staff about this, but I'm unsure of who to address it with. I am glad to hear that you had a positive experience at Duntroon. They are just one of the many quality cideries and breweries in our area.
Written September 3, 2021
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CSummer
Canada330 contributions
Jun. 2021
We were in Thornbury for a day the last week of June and the weather was sunny and warm. We were able to obtain a table and had a flight of cider and 1 of beer. Choices were difficult to make but our server helped us with descriptions. Fast and pleasant service and lots of good ciders and beer to drink. We bought some bottles to take home.
Written July 2, 2021
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Glad you had an enjoyable experience! It is so nice to be able to welcome guests back to our space.
Written July 9, 2021
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Katja U
1 contribution
Feb. 2021
Super friendly staff and a great experience. Temperatures were decent yesterday (Feb 28/21) so very nice to sit inside. Igloos come with a heater, but if it's really cold a blanket would be recommended, as they suggest on their website. Flights were very generous, we had the melted brie and the spinach dip with it, all very good. Will def be back!!!!
Written March 1, 2021
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Thank-you so much for your review! It is so nice to be able to welcome people back into our igloo space! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'll pass your positive comments on to our staff. Hope to see you again soon!
Written March 5, 2021
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Sea B
1 contribution
Dec. 2020
We reserved a covid friendly igloo with a $25 + hst booking fee, which we assumed was a deposit on our meal, NOT an extra charge for cleaning (our mistake in not questioning it further, to be fair, but an extreme charge on a mediocre experience).

We ordered cider flights (tasty) and a charcuterie board which was nothing but several lunchables ( Ritz like crackers, rubbery cheeses, insipid meats and craisins) on a platter. Huge portion could have been vastly improved by quality over quantity.

All of our plates and cutlery were throwaway plastic and paper. Why? When the glassware and food platter were in need of sanitation, why not all of it?

The final dystopian weirdness was watching the waitress roll out the igloo fogger to erase all residue of our visit. The whole experience was not worth the effort, expense, waste generated or chemical usage.
Written December 17, 2020
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586seab, I'm sorry to hear that you were so disappointed by your experience with us. I would like to clarify some assumptions in your review. As we move through this pandemic we have done our best to be responsive to the feedback of our customers as to what makes them feel comfortable. That feedback has been consistent in that single-use items, particularly cutlery, right now make people feel safer. While we wish to be respectful of this, we also wish to reduce our environmental footprint, which is why all of our single-use side plates and cutlery are completely compostable. We are happy to share this information with any guest who asks, but perhaps we should make it more of a priority to inform people of this up front to avoid confusion. The entirety of our safety and sanitization procedures were created in partnership with, and approved by, the Grey Bruce Health Department. The health unit understandably requires full sanitization of our igloos between guests during the current pandemic. We opted to purchase the fogging unit for this purpose as it is the most effective and efficient method of sanitizing these spaces. It actually does not use chemicals of any kind. It sanitizes with an Anolyte solution that is non-chemical, non-toxic, organic and completely safe for people, pets and the environment. This is one of the most effective Covid-19 sanitizers on the market. As you can imagine it is a substantial investment both for the fogging unit and the solution itself, as well as the Hepa air filter (with charcoal filter and internal UV sanitization) in each igloo, not to mention the cost of the igloos themselves. While we do not want push all of that cost onto our customers, we do need to defray some portion of these expenses. Our desire was to be transparent about that process, so we elected to implement a $25 reservation fee rather than simply raise our prices across the board. This fee and the reasons for it are explicitly stated on our website. We felt this was the more honest approach.
Written December 21, 2020
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The Helper Crow
Toronto, Canada2,089 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Couples
A few days ago I happened to chance upon a Spiced Apple Cider that was absolutely amazing. It was from the Thornbury Village Cider House in Thornbury, Ontario. I was so impressed with it, I decided to take my wife and our whippet and take a day trip out to Thornbury to check it out.
So glad we did! The cider house is in a big old building and they had set up these little “igloos” to sit down and drink in. It was a cold, rainy day and we would’ve loved to have stayed there but we had our doggie with us. Turns out you have to make reservations too!
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, they have the retail store set up outside so we had to stand in the cold and look through the window at the different offerings that they have. There was only one girl working there serving us and customers in the igloos - I felt sorry for her but she was great at answering all of our questions and getting us our bottles of cider, beer and wine nice and quick.
We were hoping that the prices there would be cheaper than the LCBO, but they were exactly the same. Oh well.
We picked up more of the Spiced Apple Cider, Cranberry Apple Cider, a Blood Orange Cider, some of their wine and an IPA. Can’t wait to try it all!! If it’s anything like their spiced apple cider - we will be back for more!
Written November 26, 2020
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WorldVoyager, I'm glad to hear you're a fan of the Spiced Apple- I also like that one warmed up. While we have made the difficult decision to not allow customers to access our regular retail space indoors, so as to best protect our Taproom and Production staff during the current public health crisis, we are also constantly striving to improve our guest experience. We have therefore added a patio heater to the outdoor retail area so as to help keep people warm as they are shopping with us. Our Igloo protocols are also evolving as we work with our local Public Health officials. We do have set time slots for igloo usage in order to maintain our Covid cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Reservations are still strongly recommended, especially on weekends, but we are now able to accept walk-in traffic if we have a opening. Well behaved dogs are always welcome on the patio and in the igloos. In terms of the costing, we are legally obligated to maintain the same pricing as the LCBO. I hope that you enjoy the offerings you've taken home- the Blood Orange is one of our best selling products here at the Cider and Brew House. We hope to see you again soon!
Written December 4, 2020
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599Angela
Toronto, Canada434 contributions
Oct. 2020
I came to Thornbury for the cider. All of it. I desperately wanted to taste it all. Well, if you are planning to drive away from the place, forget it! All they serve is flights - and they pour heavy. The smallest flight was 4 pours of five ounces each. And if you want to taste the spiced cider, well that is only available in 10-ounce servings. So I suddenly had 30 ounces of cider in front of me and my friend and a dinner reservation in two hours!

And we needed to order a sausage roll to soak up some of the cider. It was a good sausage roll.

And really good cider, too - the four that I had. Especially the blood orange cider. I bought six ciders to take away and savour properly when I am not driving. Reasonable prices.

But I suggest you stay in Thornbury or very near it if you want to sample their wares safely.
Written October 10, 2020
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Angela, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the cider and sausage roll. Just to clarify a couple of points you raised, we do offer pints or single tasting glasses as well as flights. A flight of 4 x 5oz glasses is equivalent to one pint and is an industry standard size. The Spiced Cider is available heated in a 10oz serving but is also always available in a single 5oz tasting glass. I apologize that this was not properly communicated to you. We obviously take our social responsibility around drinking and driving very seriously and, as per Smart Serve regulations, are always aware of how much our guests have consumed. Having said that, 30oz between two people over a two hour time period should generally not be sufficient to make either person intoxicated and should leave both people well under the legal limit to drive safely.
Written October 14, 2020
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Glen M
Toronto, Canada261 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
Went for a cider tasting and a quick snack (humus olives veggies) and a flight of ciders.
Service was perfect cider was even better. The special onsite only Blueberry and Blood orange ciders were nicely balanced and an amazing different take on cider.
Definitely a place to go out of your way for
Written October 1, 2020
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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! I will share your kind words about the service with our staff.
Written October 6, 2020
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Heather M
Toronto, Canada136 contributions
Sep. 2020
We were really looking forward to checking out this place. I was really surprised to find out you can't actually go into the building. Because it was raining they didn't have the patio open, but even if you were purchasing you had to stand out in the rain while they got what you wanted. Not very hospitable.
Written September 30, 2020
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Heather, I'm very sorry that you weren't able to have our full experience yesterday due to the weather. Our interior space is closed to customers, other than for washroom use. We understand that this is sometimes inconvenient, especially in times of inclement weather. This decision was made because we feel it is the best way to protect the health of our Production employees during this difficult public health situation. We greatly look forward to welcoming our customers back into our space when the pandemic allows, but the safety of our staff must be our top priority. On rain days we do have umbrellas up to keep guests as dry as possible while they use our retail pickup service on the patio. I will revisit this with our staff to ensure that are setting these umbrellas up in the proper locations.
Written October 1, 2020
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